Thursday, December 6, 2012

Honeycomb Hexagons (Free!)

Lately I've...
...been on a bee kick (watching documentaries, reading books on bee keeping, buying local honey and consuming measurable quantities daily with my yogurt or on toast).
...been obsessed with the color yellow.
...been hoarding yellow cotton yarn for a blanket.
...been procrastinating in fulfilling my 'to do' list.

Here's the result: a honeycomb for my table top! (Don't worry, I'll tell you how!)











Initially I wanted to turn these 12 honey colored hexagons into a blanket. But. Wow. Hexagons are fatiguing! I take my hat off to anyone who has made a full sized hexagon blanket, and bailed out deciding that, as bee-utiful (see what I did there?) as a honeycomb blanket would be, something for the table seemed more appropriate. And shorter.

I joined the hexagons in a single night, weaved in those innumerable ends (I was not about to count them!) and voila! an asymmetrical tabletop centerpiece.

These hexagons are incredibly easy to make. The "difficult" part is joining them all together, and that isn't even difficult. Just tedious. So one day I'll make a full out blanket for myself, but today is not that day.

Wanna make some? There are endless possibilities right? Anything you'd use a hexagon or a motif for, you could simply adjust the colors and show off your love of bees (I can't be the only one!).

Honeycomb Hexagon!

Supplies List:
MC (honey colored- so light browns, any shade of yellow, etc)
CC (a color lighter or darker than the honey color- ecru white or dark brown)
5.5mm crochet hook
scissors
yarn needle

Honeycomb Hexagon:
With MC, ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch2, dc into ring, ch1. *2dctog, ch 1 * 5 times around. Join with sl st to first dc. (6 dc clusters formed)
Rnd 2: Sl st into ch sp of previous row. ch2, dc into sp, ch 1. 2dctog, ch1 in same space. In each ch 1 space around work *2dctog, ch1, 2dctog, ch1 *. Join with sl st to first dc. (12 dc clusters)
Rnd 3: Sl st into ch sp of previous row. Ch2, work 2 dc in ch sp. *in next ch sp work 3dc, ch 2, 3dc (corner). In next ch sp work 3dc * repeating around until you've formed 6 corners. Join with sl st to first dc. Fasten off.
Rnd 4: Join CC. Sc in each st around, working *sc, ch2, sc * into corner space. Join with a sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

To join hexagons together, you can use the traditional method (right sides face each other, slip stitch them together in the back loops only) ~or~ you can check out this awesome tutorial for single-crochet-join-as-you-go. (You do need a ravelry account to download the pattern, but that's not a bad thing!)




Enjoy!!
Have a Lovely Day!
~Jess
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2 comments:

  1. This is a lovely tutorial! I'm the editor of AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns.com and I know my readers would just love this pattern. Let me know if I can link to your tutorial with full credit to you and we can get started. Email me with any questions!
    Nicola Trumbull, Editor www.AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns.com
    ntrumbull (at) primecp (dot) com
    Prime Publishing LLC
    3400 Dundee Road
    Northbrook, IL 60062

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    1. Oh yeah, go ahead an link away! So sorry it took me awhile to reply- I've been out of town and unplugged for a week. :)

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